Something you didn't include is whether you plan to scope it & what you think would be your normal ranges & maximum range of use.
Well, if you do have the 2 grand, then I would buy a complete LRB rifle.transposed said:Having recently been bitten by the M1A bug, I've been trying to research M1As so that I will know exactly how to best invest my money. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a lot of hard data on M1As in general, and am hoping some of you will be willing to answer some of my questions. I imagine I should start by filling you in on what I'm looking for.
Accuracy and reliability/durability are of the utmost importance to me as I'm buying this gun to fill many roles (hunting, ranch gun, target shooting, etc) and hope to be able to still rely on it and it's accuracy in 20 years. Unfortunately I won't have a lot to spend on it which is one more reason I'm trying to find out what make/model will offer the most for my money. I won't be able to spend more than $2,000 at the absolute most and would prefer to spend a lot less if possible.
What models would you reccomend that fall into my spending range? If you've shot those particular models, what size groups did you get? Does the M1A only shoot 7.62 Nato, or will it use 308 Winchester as well? Are there any good USGI or equal quality kits still available and if so, where? I've been looking at the Spring Field "Loaded" M1A, can anyone attest to it's accuracy and reliability? Lastly, if you were in my situation, with the amount given above to buy a rifle, and were looking at buying your first and possibly only M1A, what would you buy?
I appreciate any help given with these questions. I may only be able to buy one M1A and I just want to make sure it'll be a gun that will live up to the M1A reputation. Thanks for your help.
I was in your situation 4 years ago.transposed said:Lastly, if you were in my situation, with the amount given above to buy a rifle, and were looking at buying your first and possibly only M1A, what would you buy?